Have you ever wandered how human beings started drawing?
They used their fingers and little sticks as brushes; clay and ash as painting; and walls in caves as canvas…
Here you have some examples:
Nowadays there are some artists aimed at continuing this tradition taught by their ancestors.
Look at this paintings:
If you want to know something else about them and their work, follow these links:
It is time to pay attention to this painting made in 1999 by a women’s group of the “Balgo” tribe in Australia:
This image is telling a story about the origin of their nation.
Do you find any repited graphic element? Which one? What do you think it means?
Therefore, our next assignment will be to create a composition using this same technique. But, as in this last example, your image will have to tell us a story.
Choose your own one!
By the way, there is an art movement based on the use of points to create real images.
It is named POINTILLISM
1st.- Name, lastname and group.
3rd.- A sketch- at the back side of your drawing paper- explaining your idea (plot of the story, main graphic characters, etc.)
4th.- Complexity of your proposal.
7th.- Self assessment.